The Cincinnati Bengals currently cannot open contract talks with Andre Smith because he fired his agent, Alvin Keels of Priority Sports, in early May. Sources say the offensive lineman will re-hire Keels…. but that remains to be seen. Also, the Bengals are said to be seeking a “pay-for-pay” clause for financial protection due to Smith’s sketchy past. What makes this even more interesting is that the Bengals moved Whitworth to left tackle and currently have Smith lined up at left guard. Granted, Whitworth did play tackle in college they could be placing Smith at guard because they don’t expect him for the start of training camp and want to get Whitworth prepared to play other positions if this ends up being the case.